Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 11-07-2009, 06:54   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Fort Pierce, FL. Texas Roots
Boat: 82 Present, 13 ft dinghy
Posts: 492
Want to Convert an Old Fishing Boat?

Pacific Boat Brokers Inc.

There a few sailboats here but not many but lots of old fishing boats many converted to pleasure, knock yourself out.
__________________

__________________
Mule is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2009, 09:28   #2
Moderator Emeritus
 
David M's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Francisco Bay
Boat: research vessel
Posts: 10,150
Lots of work indeed.
__________________

__________________
David

Life begins where land ends.
David M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2009, 16:47   #3
Registered User
 
lorenzo b's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Panama
Boat: Steel trawler 63' Eileen Farrell
Posts: 961
old fishing boat

I'm just about finishing up on a rebuild of a 63' steel shrimp boat down here in New Iberia, Louisiana. We've been working on it now for about 16 months both in a boatyard and now at the town marina and it's been one hell of an experience.

So far we've; removed all the fishing gear and booms etc, gutted the whole boat down to a steel shell, removed the cabin and half the bulkheads, rebuilt the fuel tanks to half the original size, built a stateroom in the bow with stairs, reconfigured the engine room, took out the 12/71 DD and put in a 8/71, built a new cabin 15'w 45'l 8'h, put in a bathroom and shower, replaced about half the bottom steel, new windows and doors,and new restaurant style kitchen. We did keep the shaft, prop, and trans and rudder. All in all, a whole lotta steel work.

Probably should have just started from scratch with an all new boat, but I wanted the old funky shrimp boat look and feel and I certainly got it. No one's going to mistake me for a Nordhavn.

All the systems on board, the plumbing, electrical, hydraulic, steering,etc are simple, simple, simple. For fresh water we have two hull tanks with a total of 1500 gls, a 12v pump, and a 100 gl tank on the roof, gravity fed and heated by the sun. Rainwater from the 900 sq ft roof deck fills the tanks. Drinking water is a separate 325 gl tank.

It's sort of a floating loft space that will go anywhere we're crazy enough to point it. What of course we don't have is the comfort and luxury of a finely appointed yacht, but when we were running around the country looking at all the great yachts out there available at really good prices, we just couldn't see ourselves living in a tricked out trailer.

Out the door cost? About 220k for a floating steel box with systems. Talk to me a year from now.
__________________
lorenzo b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2009, 16:53   #4
Moderator Emeritus
 
David M's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Francisco Bay
Boat: research vessel
Posts: 10,150
Quote:
Originally Posted by David M View Post
Lots of work indeed.
Confirmed!

Quote:
Originally Posted by lorenzo b View Post

Probably should have just started from scratch with an all new boat, but I wanted the old funky shrimp boat look and feel and I certainly got it. No one's going to mistake me for a Nordhavn.
Great quote Lorenzo.
__________________
David

Life begins where land ends.
David M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2009, 20:55   #5
Registered User
 
stevensc's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Thibodaux, Louisiana
Boat: Monk 36 Trawler
Posts: 679
Hi Lorenzo,
A few years ago Passagemaker mag did an article featuring several work/fishing boats converted to cruisers you might be able to find or order a copy from them.
I live in Thibodaux and go to New Iberia area every so often I'd like to take a look at your project some time.
If that's ok with you please let me know my email is
stwillett (at) aol.com
Steve
__________________
stevensc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trade: CC Fishing Boat & SUV for 35'+ Sailboat kburks1230 Classifieds Archive 0 11-05-2009 14:27
Sailing Convert Mac/Chandra Meets & Greets 6 05-02-2008 19:14
powersailer, diving boat, trailersailer, fishing boat, sailboat, powerboat, 12"draft BernieOdin820owner Fishing, Recreation & Fun 1 04-12-2007 18:56
Cetol Convert SailWiz Construction, Maintenance & Refit 28 17-06-2007 16:31



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:14.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.